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Thesis (M.S.)—University of Nebraska—Lincoln, 1951. Department of Home Economics.


Copyright 1951, the author. Used by permission.


The purpose of this investigation was to determine whether or not a limited caloric intake, as opposed to a liberal caloric intake, effected alterations in calcium and phosphorus metabolism.

Eight, healthy, young women, from 17 to 23 years of age, were chosen as subjects.They were housed and fed in a dormitory managed by the nutrition research staff.The experimental regime consisted of two consecutive 18-day periods designated as Period A and Period B. In Period A, 1750 calories were furnished daily, and in Period B, 2350 calories were supplied daily.The diet was planned to provide the same levels of protein, calcium, and phosphorus during both periods. All subjects received exactly the same amounts of food.

In this study, no alterations in either calcium or phosphorus metabolism could be ascribed to the difference in caloric intake.

Advisor: Ruth M. Leverton